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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 24 Sep 2021, 09:06

Friday preview. As has been noticed at the Strelets forum, these may indeed be WWII Italians. Somehow I'm not really convinced though.
Nice & useful looking poses here. :thumbup:

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Sep 2021, 17:00

Desert artillery crew?
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 29 Sep 2021, 19:51

The PSR review of the new Guards Chausseurs is up.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/review.aspx?id=2461

The review states that these are parade figures, but with overalls and without plumes, and therefore incorrect.

But didn't these men wear something close to full dress when in the field and serving as the Emperor's personal guard? Maybe the set up as portrayed could therefore be plausible.

Where is FredG when we need him...
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 01 Oct 2021, 12:24

This friday preview shows a WSS artillery piece.

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Posted by Flambeau on 01 Oct 2021, 23:33

Bluefalchion wrote:The PSR review of the new Guards Chausseurs is up.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/review.aspx?id=2461

The review states that these are parade figures, but with overalls and without plumes, and therefore incorrect.

But didn't these men wear something close to full dress when in the field and serving as the Emperor's personal guard? Maybe the set up as portrayed could therefore be plausible.

Where is FredG when we need him...


Not sure. I've searched the web for contemporary pictures of the Chasseurs thus dressed but couldn't find any. If the pelisse was worn in the field, it seems that it was usually worn with arms in sleeves, not over the shoulder - at least for the rank and file. The Centjours site gives an example. It seems there was a kind of field dress with Hungarian boots and green trousers, but most common at least for the later campaigns seems to have been green overalls and dolman only. Understandable as the pelisse was a costly item. According to Lucien Rousseleot (Napoleon's Army 1790 - 1815), the pelisse was worn in the Peninsular in 1808, but from 1809-15 it was just dolman and overalls.
Also the plume was not usually worn in the field. However this can be easily remedied - I usually use the plumes from Zvezda Set 8042 French Elite Infantry Voltigeurs. Just cut them off over the round pommel, drill a hole into the busby, glue and voilà!
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 02 Oct 2021, 01:37

Further WWII Italian artillery crews. :thumbup:

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 08 Oct 2021, 19:14

WWII Commonwealth/British

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Nap. Scottish Highlanders

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Posted by MABO on 08 Oct 2021, 22:30

Interesting ones again. The Desert Rats are my favorite, I think.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 09 Oct 2021, 08:19

Another Nap. Scot

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WWII French?

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 15 Oct 2021, 20:43

Friday preview time... :thumbup:

WWII Commonwealth/British
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Nap. Scottish Highlanders
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WWII French
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Posted by praga on 16 Oct 2021, 15:32

I find the French super interesting. The submachinegun looks like a Mat 49 - you can also take the figures as "modern" and then also for the desert - first class. I think the desert rats are great too, of course.
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